I saw the Star Wars, Rogue thingamajig about 10 days ago. I was staying in a hotel in London, a day before I had a flat to move into, and I thought I ought to kill some time seeing something. I'd read also on here how it's a cracker. It was alright, for me. I am not a Star Wars follower, greatly, so planets and names linking it all together don't really instill me with wonder. Still, it was enjoyable enough. Some of the acting was pretty shocking, and I didn't like to see Peter Cushing brought back to life like that. But it was all action and that has to be enough at times.
Silence - my god what a shocker. Saw it last week, with a sense of intrigue over it being a new Scorsese and the subject matter. But 32 Jesuses wept, it was an agonizing two and bit hours, for all the wrong reasons. A combination of dreadful acting, unsubtle dialogue that was simply hurting my insides, and kung fu villainy from the Japanese. Liam Neeson is the new Sean Connery in this, as he plays a Portuguese religious man with a thick American Irish accent. The others at least pretend to be Portuguese, badly. I didn't enjoy it at all. Not often even visually. Bobbins.
Passengers was just about alright at best. Chris Pratt isn't best used as an emotional actor, which is perfectly fine, but to put him up alongside Jennifer Lawrence has him stand out as not quite up to it. Lawrence's character is rather annoying too. "I'm a writer. I just want to travel the universe and uncover secrets and jot them down." *puketry*
The film is sold as a Sci-fi romance, but it just thrusts some dirty and amoral questions into the arena that clash a tad with it being warm and heartfelt. It could have been told more interestingly, I feel. More darkly.
You know, it was alright. But forgettable. Michael Sheen was quite good.